Hey ladies and germs, here we are again on a wonderful Thursday, and you know what that means; Tomorrow is Pony Fridays. But before we begin the holly-jolliness I’ve got 2 major videos to put up. One is this BR vid about 2 guys saying something along the lines of fake terrorism and  the other is a jb rap, which after watching I have new found respect for the guy who isn’t just a pop-idol, enjoy.

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One more video before we start. Someone made a very good “Interview with Link” video. You should check it out here and I will also link the GTA V trailer as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dti7iEqGZh0 Link Interview

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkkoHAzjnUs GTA V trailer

Next piece of news, Japan offers K-ON! stamp sets.

Finally – Fans Really Able To Lick Azunyan’s Backside

Author: Artefact


K-ON! fans are rejoicing at finally getting an official opportunity to engage in some tongue action with the girls of the keionbu – albeit only by way of Japan Post’s official K-ON! stamp set.

The commemorative set, due November 15th, actually constitutes two sets – one for the anime and another for the manga. Each set includes 10 ¥80 stamps and a mount, postcard and envelope.

The price is a trifling ¥10,920, which may not present much obstacle to dedicated fans but probably does suggest not many will actually be used.

Not much to say here unless you’re an animephile.

Next up 76% of Japanese women fake orgasms; Ok so what you’re telling me is Japanese women have no sex drive…GG!

76% of Japanese Women Fake It

Author: Artefact

Over three quarters of Japanese women surveyed admit to faking orgasms – although fortunately a helpful gynecologist has gleefully betrayed her sex to tell men how to spot this.

From a Tokyo TV special recently attracting attention online:

32% – Do it a lot

29% – Do it occasionally

15% – Have done it 1 or 2 times

24% – Have never done it

Based on online survey results

Helpfully, a guide to spotting these sly vixens is provided as well:

“Where should you look to determine whether she really came?”

Gynaecologist: “[When she’s having an orgasm] the lower third of her vagina and her labia will convulse”

When she comes, the lower third of her vagina will convulse!

Just why such an overwhelming majority of Japanese women feel the need to engage in such theatrics is unfortunately not gone into too deeply – perhaps a clue in itself, as is the ease with which their menfolk can be deceived despite the evident difficulty of simulating vaginal contractions and other involuntary physiological cues.

Now some news from the GOOD OL’ USA!!

Judge “Whipped Disabled Daughter for Game Downloads”

Author: Artefact

A judge who was recorded viciously belting his disabled daughter for her illicit downloads has caused outrage online, not least because he specialises in presiding over domestic disputes.

The girl, who suffers from cerebral palsy and was then 16, is shown in the video being whipped by her father whilst being subjected to a torrent of abuse. Her mother also briefly joins in.

The girl’s sins apparently included downloading (Japanese) video games, music and anime.

She claims she took the film in 2004 in the hopes of stopping the assaults, but decided not to do anything with it. However, her exasperation at continued harassment from her father even 7 years on finally prompted her to upload the video to YouTube.

Her father makes light of the affair:

“It happened years ago… I apologized. It’s not as bad as it looks on tape.”

Local prosecutors are not so blasé – the District Attorney is considering whether to press charges against him.

Whether or not he acted criminally, as a campaign has already been set up to ensure he is not re-elected to his post he may well face future career difficulties.

His behaviour has been condemned as particularly disturbing given that he is a “family law” judge and has been noted for dismissing child testimony as “no evidence” and children as “fantasizers.”

His daughter, now 23, downplays the obvious career ruination, media furore, and Internet vigilantes she has inflicted on him, saying she wants to help him, not ruin him:

“I’m feeling some regret for publishing the video because to ruin my own father is heavy indeed. But I really want him to seek help.”

“My father’s harassment was getting really bad, so I decided to finally publish the video that I had been sitting on for seven years.”

“Please spread the word that my father needs professional help and not hatred. We can offer him the tools to be a better person.”

Child abuse sure is rampant in the America land. 😀 I noticed how the judge sounded like a Redneck. Ahh, good times, good times. I’ve gotten my ass beat to the point, I had to fight back or I’d die. I’ve pushed myself to the point where if I didn’t fight back in life, I would die and that my friends is why you call the cops when your pop starts beltin’ ya.

More more more…News!

So we continue one with the continued debate of 2D vs. 3D. I don’t debate here cause you win if you have a girlfriend. Only people w/o lives debate 2D over 3D. And since this is a gallery post, check the titles for the full details and images.

Battle of 2D vs 3D Fiercer Than Ever

Author: Leon

Once again, 2D’s supposed superiority to 3D is put to the test thanks to the artistic efforts of anonymous artists – although with these earlier examples it is increasingly looking like a battle of artistic talent versus good taste in photography.

And with that we move on toward the West.

So it seems within the recent days that Greece is becoming a competitive headline in the ways that most would seem inconsequential.

Papandreou takes big gamble with future, and loses

By DEREK GATOPOULOS, Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — George Papandreou is used to getting his way.

The scion of Greece’s leading political dynasty, he has been comfortable with power from an early age. His father and grandfather were both prime ministers, towering figures in postwar Greece, and like them he has honed the art of the political gamble.

His call for a referendum on Greece’s rescue package may have been one gamble too far.

Papandreou on Thursday was forced into a humiliating about-face after returning from the G-20 summit in France to face a mutiny in his own Cabinet over the shock announcement that some have likened to a game of chicken over the future of Europe.

Outwardly mild-mannered and professorial, Papandreou has shared the willful intransigence of his late father, Andreas, and grandfather, also named George.

Like them, he has built a reputation for political risk-taking since taking over the Socialist Party in 2004, winning a general election on his third attempt, staging successful comebacks after commentators had repeatedly written him off.

He’s also something of a paradox — the quintessential insider haunted by a sense of being an outsider.

His childhood in St. Paul Minnesota, where his father taught at university, won him the nickname “George the American.” He studied at Amherst College and Harvard University. During anti-government rallies, protesters have chanted “George, Go Home!”

He casts himself as a modernizer out to rid Greece of a legacy of nepotism, and is himself perceived as the ultimate beneficiary of an entrenched system of patronage.

Papandreou has another nickname: “Giorgakis” — little George. It’s a dig at the sense of inherited power and also reflects the growing view that the current prime minister lacks the leadership skills and inspirational charisma of the elder Papandreous.

Papandreou came to power two years ago as the country sank into financial crisis, as the extent of the country’s staggering debt — long concealed through creative accounting — became apparent to investors and Greece’s alarmed eurozone partners.

He appeared determined to adopt an uncompromising leadership style, once associated with his father, who founded the party in 1974.

As George Papandreou’s new government desperately sought to save public money, slashing pensions and salaries and heaping new taxes on ordinary Greeks, Socialist dissenters were routinely expelled from parliament, wearing down his majority in parliament from a healthy 10 seats to just two.

The Socialist mandate from its 2009 landslide election victory relentlessly gave way to popular rage, with 90 percent of Greeks now opposing Papandreou’s policies and his party polling just 20 percent public support, according to opinion surveys in recent weeks.

Still, Papandreou plowed on, ignoring calls to resign and rebuffing appeals for a power-sharing deal with the opposition Conservatives.

The growing anti-Papandreou coalition housed radically different agendas: Vehemently anti-EU communists, once pro-Socialist unions, liberals angry at the slow pace of reform, tax payers furious at corruption, opposition parties happy to see the Socialists take a beating for economic austerity.

As his grip on power loosened, Papandreou sought to take his government’s tough choices straight to the people — a bold gambit that is now looking like an act of reckless folly.

The announcement Monday took the world and even his own ministers by surprise. But the longwinded delivery was familiar: an hourlong speech defending his party’s actions and principles, ending with the political bombshell.

World markets tanked and European leaders openly expressed their disbelief, but Papandreou stubbornly stuck to arguments.

Back in Athens, Papandreou was immediately confronted by ministers who told him last gamble had backfired. Government officials eventually said the referendum had been dropped.

“At this very difficult moment for Greece, the priorities are clear: We must remain in the euro,” Education Minister Anna Diamantopoulou said.

The respected conservative daily described him Thursday as the “fatal prime minister.”

“The prime minister has lost credibility in Greece and abroad,” the newspaper said. “With humiliating consequences for himself and his country, Mr. Papandreou chose to the roll the dice — and he lost.”

It’s really something to sit there watching the world from GREECE fall apart, not to mention the fact I see Greece as a relic of the past and not really a country. So you can see the irony of Greece here, they’re a country with ruins and yet they’ve fallen victim to ruinous behaviour. HMM, I WONDER WHAT ZEUS WOULD DO!! But in all seriousness, people are still people and they do tend to be ‘ruinous’ when decisions are made.

Speaking of fallen from Greece(grace), Racist Kanye America strikes again.

 

Republicans block another part of Obama jobs plan

By Rachelle Younglai

WASHINGTON, Nov 3 (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked a $60 billion White House proposal to repair crumbling bridges, highways and other transportation systems as President Barack Obama’s job creation agenda hit another obstacle in Congress.

All 47 Senate Republicans, one Democrat and one independent voted against a piece of Obama’s $447 billion stimulus plan that would have helped construction workers — some of the hardest hit after the housing meltdown and economic downturn. The bill needed 60 votes to advance in the 100-seat Senate.

Construction workers face a jobless rate of 13.3 percent, according to the Labor Department, far above the nationwide rate of 9.1 percent.

Obama’s jobs plan is effectively dead in Congress, but Democrats are forcing Republicans to vote on it piece by piece as both sides dig in their heels before 2012 presidential and congressional elections in which the economy is expected to be a defining issue.

Obama is under pressure to create jobs and convince voters before the November 2012 presidential election that his administration can revive the economy.

Democrats hope to pay for the plan by raising taxes on the wealthy. That is a nonstarter for Republicans, who say it would hurt job creation, but polls show it is popular with the public.

Under the Democratic bill, Americans making more than $1 million annually would have been hit with a 0.7 percent income tax increase.

“I do not believe that we should be concerned about a piece of legislation that asks the richest of the rich to pay a few pennies of their vast fortunes to put people … back to work,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said before the vote.

The bill, co-sponsored by Reid, would have spent $50 billion to upgrade roads, airports, bridges, rail lines and transit systems. It would have also allocated $10 billion in loan funding to underwrite a financing institution, or infrastructure bank, to help pay for priority projects.

It was the second time Democrats were unable to muster the votes needed to pass a piece of the Obama administration’s jobs package. In October, Republicans rejected a $35 billion plan designed to create or maintain 400,000 jobs for teachers, firefighters and police officers.

Republican roadblocks have already led the administration to act unilaterally to help stabilize the economy and it has rolled out plans to help homeowners, students and veterans.

Republicans have lined up behind their own job creation agenda, centered on relaxing pollution controls and other regulations on business.

After the vote on the Obama measure, Senate Democrats voted down a Republican infrastructure plan that would have extended funding for highways and prohibited federal environmental regulators from slapping new rules on cement producers and domestic boilers.

 

And that’s not all folks.

Oakland protesters condemn violent clashes

OAKLAND (AP) – Occupy Wall Street supporters who staged rallies that shut down the nation’s fifth-busiest port during a day of protests condemned on Thursday the demonstrators who clashed with police in the latest flare-up of violence in Oakland, Calif.

Riot police arrested more than 80 protesters in the city’s downtown, where bands of demonstrators threw chunks of concrete and metal pipes as well as lit roman candles and firebombs, police said. Five protesters and several officers were injured.

“I think it will allow detractors to criticize the movement,” said protester Hale Nicholson. He has been staying at the Occupy Oakland encampment and said he and most people there were pacifists.

The protest outside the Port of Oakland, which reopened Thursday, represented an escalation in tactics as a movement that had largely been about marches, rallies and tent camps targeted a major symbol of the nation’s commerce.

The violence that followed, however, raised questions about the direction of the movement and whether the clashes, so far mostly isolated in a city with a history of tensions between residents and police, will galvanize protesters or hurt their cause.

Nicholson blamed the violence on a small group of young people just there for violence — “Some kids looking to blow off some steam.”

In Los Angeles, a spokesman for the encampment there, said those demonstrators don’t represent the movement.

“We are about peace. That’s the most powerful tool we have,” said Mario Jefferson of the Occupy LA encampment, noting that the movement attracts many types of people, including some prone to violence.

“We don’t want to waste energy on breaking things. We’re trying to do this thing peacefully,” he said.

The far-flung movement challenging the world’s economic systems and distribution of wealth has gained momentum in recent weeks, capturing the world’s attention as they set up tent camps from New York‘s Wall Street to Los Angeles’ Skid Row.

Oakland became a rallying point last week after an Iraq War veteran was injured when protesters and riot police battled in the streets.

Organizers called for a general strike on Wednesday, and supporters in New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and elsewhere staged smaller-scale demonstrations, some in solidarity with their Oakland counterparts.

Oakland protesters viewed the strike and port shutdown as a significant victory.

Police, who had little to no presence during the protest during the day, said that about 7,000 people participated in demonstrations that were peaceful except for a few incidents of vandalism at local banks and businesses.

“We put together an ideological principle that the mainstream media wouldn’t talk about two months ago,” organizer Boots Riley said.

Riley, whose anti-capitalist views are well documented, considered the port shutdown particularly significant for organizers who targeted it in an effort to stop the “flow of capital.”

The port sends goods primarily to Asia, including wine as well as rice, fruits and nuts, and handles imported electronics, apparel and manufacturing equipment, mostly from Asia, as well as cars and parts from Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Hyundai.

An accounting of the financial toll from the shutdown was not immediately available.

His comments came before a group of protesters broke into the former Travelers Aid building in order to, as some shouting protesters put it, “reclaim the building for the people.”

The potential for the chaos that ultimately erupted was not something Riley wanted to even consider.

“If they do that after all this …” he said, pausing cautiously, then adding, “They’re smarter than that.”

Occupy protesters voicing anger over a budget trim that forced the closure of a homeless aid program converged on the empty building where it had been housed just outside of downtown.

They blocked off a street with wood, metal Dumpsters and other large trash bins, sparking bonfires that leapt as high as 15 feet in the air.

City officials later released a statement describing the spasm of unrest.

“Oakland Police responded to a late night call that protesters had broken into and occupied a downtown building and set several simultaneous fires,” the statement read. “The protesters began hurling rocks, explosives, bottles, and flaming objects at responding officers.”

Several businesses were heavily vandalized. Dozens of protesters wielding shields were surrounded and arrested.

Protesters ran from several rounds of tear gas and bright flashes and deafening pops that some thought were caused by “flash bang” grenades. Fire crews arrived and suppressed the protesters’ flames.

Police on Thursday said they used tear gas and bean bags to disperse people who wouldn’t leave the scene.

Protesters and police faced off in an uneasy standoff until the wee hours of the morning.

It is the kind of posture that Oakland is familiar with. It was the scene of violent protests in 2009 and 2010 over the killing of an unarmed black man by a white transit officer. Downtown businesses were looted, windows smashed and fires set.

Then, as now, police blamed the violence on a small group of anarchists, many from outside the city.

In 2003, a police crackdown on an anti-war demonstration at the Port of Oakland left protesters and dockworkers hospitalized and resulted in police getting a new, stricter crowd-control policy.

The history of clashes goes back even further to demonstrations in the 1960s over the Vietnam War and the draft, among other issues.

For most of Wednesday, peace prevailed at the rallies in Oakland, even attracting families, some taking their children along in strollers. Protesters hung a large black banner downtown that read: “DEATH TO CAPITALISM.”

During the rally, some protesters broke away and picketed outside nearby banks. Some of the buildings were vandalized.

Further away from the rally, vandals shattered a Chase bank branch and splattered ink all over an ATM. Someone later taped a note to the shattered glass that read: “We are better than this. … Sorry, the 99 percent.”

In Philadelphia, protesters were arrested as they held a sit-in at the headquarters of cable giant Comcast. In New York, about 100 military veterans marched in uniform and stopped in front of the New York Stock Exchange, standing in loose formation.

The veterans were also angry that they returned from war to find few job prospects.

In Boston, college students and union workers marched on Bank of America offices, the Harvard Club and the Statehouse to protest the nation’s burgeoning student debt crisis.

And among the other protests in Oakland, parents and their kids joined in by forming a “children’s brigade.”

“There’s absolutely something wrong with the system,” said Jessica Medina, a single mother who attends school part time and works at an Oakland cafe. “We need to change that.”

C’mon, America, we can work this out right? Right? No, then fuck you America.

That’s our show tonight, here is your moment of Zen; Goodnight everybody.